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The Smiths - Rank mp3 album

  • Performer: The Smiths
  • Title: Rank
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: UK
  • Released: 1988
  • Style: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
  • MP3 album: 1268 mb
  • FLAC album: 1830 mb
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 211
The Smiths - Rank mp3 album

The Smiths is the eponymous debut studio album by English rock band the Smiths, released on 20 February 1984 by Rough Trade Records. After the original production by Troy Tate was felt to be inadequate, John Porter re-recorded the album in London, Manchester and Stockport during breaks in the band's UK tour during September 1983. The album was well received by critics and listeners, and reached number two on the UK Albums Chart, staying on the chart for 33 weeks

The Smiths The Smiths were together for a little over five years, and their career moved at such incredible speed, even they sometimes struggled to keep up. This is very much the story of their debut album. Originally recorded with producer Troy Tate, Morrissey and Rough Trade were underwhelmed by what they heard and hired John Porter to fix it, who felt the album’s problems were so severe that it should be re-recorded from scratch.

The Smiths were an English rock band, formed in 1982 in Manchester by Morrissey and Johnny Marr.

For many Smiths fans, Rank is as close as they will get to a live performance from Morrissey, Johnny Marr, and company. Recorded live at The National Ballroom in London in October of 1986, roughly six months before they disbanded altogether, these 14 songs capture the Smiths performing in full-on rock-star mode. Though Grant Showbiz's production and engineering work consistently places Morrissey's voice too loud in respect to the rest of the band, the performance is suitably epic, hit-packed, and engrossing.

What are the best albums by The Smiths? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. The Smiths is ranked number 11 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 132,036. Members who like this artist also like: Pixies, Joy Division and .

Album · 1988 · 14 Songs. This official live album of the band’s October 1986 performance at London's National Ballroom shows the band almost in hard rock mode, as Morrissey sings nearly breathlessly and the band pumps it up with relentless force

The English alternative rock band the Smiths released four studio albums, one extended play (EP), one live album, ten compilation albums, twenty-two singles, one video album and fourteen music videos on the Rough Trade, Sire and WEA record labels. The band was formed in 1982 in Manchester by vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bass player Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.

Released February 20, 1984. The Smiths Tracklist. 1. Reel Around the Fountain Lyrics. 2. You've Got Everything Now Lyrics. Producers John Porter & The Smiths. Writers Johnny Marr & Morrissey.

Rank" occupies a very unique place within The Smiths' canon in that it is a posthumous release of the band's only official, live album. It was recorded within two months of The Smiths' very last concert and forms a bridge between the release of "The Queen Is Dead" and subsequent material such as "Panic", "Is It Really So Strange" and "Ask".


A1 The Queen Is Dead 4:13
A2 Panic 3:06
A3 Vicar In A Tutu 2:33
A4 Ask 3:21
A5 Rusholme Ruffians (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame (Medley) 3:55
A6 The Boy With The Thorn In His Side 3:48
A7 What She Said 3:43
B1 Is It Really So Strange? 3:44
B2 Cemetry Gates 3:09
B3 London 2:19
B4 I Know Its Over 7:47
B5 The Draize Train 4:26
B6 Still Ill 4:10
B7 Bigmouth Strikes Again 5:51

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – CBS Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton


  • Mastered By – TY1*


White label, some were issued with commercial sleeves, some with copy sheets.

Another white label is pressed by EMI Records with different runouts and slightly different label style.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched / stamped): "PEEPHOLISM" ROUGH. 126. A1. ∴
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched / stamped): ROUGH 126 B1 TY1 ∴

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ROUGH 126 The Smiths Rank ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Rough Trade ROUGH 126 UK 1988
2564-66048-1, 2564660481 The Smiths Rank ‎(CD) WEA, Warner Music Argentina 2564-66048-1, 2564660481 Argentina Unknown
4-25786, 9 25786-4 The Smiths Rank ‎(Cass, Album, SR) Sire, Sire 4-25786, 9 25786-4 US 1988
30 RGH 20859 The Smiths Rank ‎(Cass, Album) Rough Trade 30 RGH 20859 Italy 1988
ROUGH C126 The Smiths Rank ‎(Cass, Album, Bro) Rough Trade ROUGH C126 UK 1988

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